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“Museum with a clear narrative line”

Pythagorion Archaeological Museum
Ranked #17 of 77 things to do in Samos
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Hersonissos, Greece
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Museum with a clear narrative line”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

A modern, well-structured museum, with comprehensive labels and a narrative line from the hellenistic to the Byzantine period of Samos. The museological design is clear and communicates perfectly the past life and history to the visitors. Very impessive - deserves a visit.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Pythagorio's very own museum”
Reviewed 6 September 2013

There's a lot going on in Pythagorio! The harbour is lovely, lots of nice places to eat, drink and shop!

You are surrounded by some pretty awesome history, which is easy to miss! The museum provides some detail of the area and provides many items of interests. coins, pottery, statues etc.

A bonus is the archaeological dig going on right next to it. It's time Team in action (although slower).

Samos is the birthplace of Pythagoras the ancient mathematician, modern history is just as interesting. You will get a real feel for the history of the area at the museum.

Visited September 2013
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Rainham
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“Lots to see”
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Lots of statues, pots, vases, grave goods. Large area outside of the building is currently under excavation. Whilst you cannot walk around it, you can see it from various points.

Visited August 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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“The impressive history of Pythgorion”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Pythagorion is now a little tourist village with some fishermen. 2500 years ago it was a bustling city of 50 000. Visit this museum to see how people lived in Samos back then and admire artifacts from their homes and temples.Very interesting.

Visited July 2013
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Hove, United Kingdom
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“A gem of a museum”
Reviewed 12 July 2013

This seems to me to be one of the crown jewels of Samos' archeological heritage tourism. A modern, well-designed museum, telling a clear story of the development of ancient Samos through to the Byzantine period, complete with live excavation of an artisan quarter on the plot next door to the museum, giving the whole experience a very real contextual underpinning.

The exhibits are well labelled and have a clear narrative flow through the museum. Whilst the highly prized Heraion artefacts reside in the Samos archeological Museum in the capital, Vathy, Pythagorieo has by far the best collection of hellenistic and imperial statuary on the island.

As always with Greek museums and historical sites, entry is very cheap - three euros per person, and a complimentary little guide leaflet thrown in for good measure.

Visited July 2013
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